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Tadashi Takezaki Interview

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Tadashi Takezaki

Tadashi Takezaki is currently the president of TMS Entertainment, but was previously involved with all domestic Sega Mega Drive software in a marketing capacity. Today he enthusiastically talks about an outsider's view of Sega as someone who's acted both as the face of Sega and as a representative of Sega fans.

Interview: Kiyoshi Tane

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Arcade Developers Talk Sega’s History of Taking On Challenges

Sega was always the first to implement cutting edge ideas and technology into their arcade games, and they've continued to shock us over the years. Today we have an interview with two people who have made those very games happen. Just what sort of things have happened behind the scenes during Sega's history of taking on these technological challenges? These two witnesses to this phenomenon talk about this seldom discussed topic!

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Retro Gamer’s Room: Room 5 – MCU

For this issue we have a very popular musician that serves as an MC for Kick The Can Crew, MCU! We've infiltrated his game room, which feels more like a secret base, that he maintains despite moving frequently.

Interview/Photo/Text: Kaze no Iona
In collaboration with Retro Consumer Game Fun Club

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The retro items and games that are on display here. MCU is both a musician and lover of retro games and items, and is also publicly known as a retro game fan.
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Takenobu Mitsuyoshi x Masayoshi Soken Interview

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Soken and Mitsuyoshi - Pose

An Interview With Japan's Best Singing Company Employee, Sega's Takenobu Mitsuyoshi & The singing game developer of FFXIV, Masayoshi Soken - "Under The Weight" Wouldn't Exist If Not For Daytona USA!

Takenobu Mitsuyoshi is Sega's "Best Singing Company Employee": A game music composer having worked on such things as Daytona USA and the theme song for the anime version of Virtua Fighter, a band vocalist, and he's even made his solo debut singing other anime theme songs. Many have probably heard him singing songs such as "Kimi no tame nara shineru" and "Akachan wa doko kara kuru no?" in games such as "maimai", "Chunithm", or even "Phantasy Star Online 2".

He held a dinner show for Sega employees back on 10/28/2019, which became highly talked about on Sega's official Twitter account. Someone replied to that tweet with "Can I transfer over to your company by 7:30 tonight?". That someone was Square Enix's Masayoshi Soken.

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Takenobu Mitsuyoshi Dinner Show

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Mitsuyoshi Dinner Show Ad

Japan's Best Singing Sega Employee Belts Out During a Company Dinner! Our Full Report of the Takenobu Mitsuyoshi Dinner Show!

By Umanami Rei

There are a lot more photos from the event available in the original article!

Takenobu Mitsuyoshi Dinner Show @ A Company Cafeteria

A lot of people probably went crazy when this was tweeted out on Sega's official Twitter account on 10/28/2019. Sega Interactive sound creator Takenobu Mitsuyoshi is known worldwide as "Japan's best singing salary man", and is a point of pride at Sega. Be that as it may, it turned into a big deal online with people asking "An employee is singing at a company dinner?" and "Why a dinner show?" about this never before attempted experiment. But it's out of fashion for the media to let such an interesting...no...ground-breaking first of an event to be left uncovered! Famitsu.com hurriedly got the scoop, and now we bring you the results of me sneaking into this Sega Sammy Group employees-only event!

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